All institutional purchases of software are managed by IRT. Departments take advantage of price breaks as a result of aggregate buying. University-wide management of software licensing ensures that the university remains in compliance with software copyright laws.

Getting Started

Purchasing software (e.g., Adobe Acrobat, FileMaker Pro, etc.) or engaging with online services (e.g., Survey Monkey, AppointmentPlus, etc.) is easy! Just send a message to Please include the following info:

  • The software title (or service) you would like to purchase (or for which you would like to get more information)
  • Your budget index number
  • The AssetID number of the computer on which you would like the software to be installed.

If you wish to purchase software for your personal use, start by sending a message to We'll appraise you of low- or zero-cost options.

Operating Systems for Home Use

  • Mac OS X: Home use for Mac OS X, iLife, and iWork is available; please e-mail
  • Windows: Windows 7 (32-bit) is available for checkout from OSF or Keffer Library.
  • To check out Windows 7 (64-bit), please e-mail


Click here for the installer file. You'll see a file called "". Click on it to download (save it to your desktop). Then double-click on it to unzip the file to a folder. Inside that folder you'll find the software installer! **NOTE: Minitab is only available for the Windows operating system. There currently is no version for Apple computers.

If you just need to update your Minitab 16 license file, send an e-mail to and we'll send you an updated file.


For Mathematica for faculty and staff only, just go to Faculty/Staff home use. In the space where it asks for the site activation key, enter L3125-9187 and select “A new home-use license”. On the second page, in the “Proof of Eligibility” section, choose the first option (“My status can be verified…”) and enter the following URL:
Complete the process and enjoy the software!

Office 2010/2011 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Faculty and staff can request Office 2010 (for Windows) or Office 2011 (for Mac) by sending an e-mail to Please include your UST ID number and whether you need Office for Mac or Windows; you'll then receive a reply with download instructions.